How to find your router’s IP address and login info
Tired of being the only wireless network in your apartment building without a clever
name like “Wu-tang LAN,” or “Bill Wi the Science Fi?” Looking to finally add a password
to your network that prevents your neighbors from mooching off your internet
connection? Most routers come with a default IP address and login credentials, which
vary from one manufacturer to the next. If you haven’t bothered to go in and make
changes to your network settings, you may find that you can still access the admin panel
using that information.
After you’ve gained access to your router’s settings, you can change how your network
is displayed, who can access it, and make sure your connection is secure. It would also
be a great time to change that default username and password so that no one else can
use this guide to change the access protocols back.
Most Linksys routers have the same default settings. The admin panel can be accessed
on most Linksys routers by entering “http://192.168.1.1” in the address bar of your
browser. If you own a smart router, enter “http://myrouter.local” instead. Then, log in
using “admin” for both the username and password, assuming you haven’t changed the
default username and password already.
You’ll want to make sure to change your router passwords the first time you log in, lest
you leave yourself susceptible to anyone on your Wi-Fi network accessing your router’s
You’ll be able to log in to your D-Link router by using either one of two web addresses:
http://mydlinkrouter.local or http://192.168.0.1. The default router password is “admin,”
and you’ll want to leave the password field blank. Since D-Link routers are not
password-protected by default, you’re going to want to add a password as soon as
possible to prevent hackers from accessing your network.
For almost all Belkin routers, the default web setup is located at http://192.168.2.1,
though, http://router may also work. Due to the metho